“Gateways” – our exciting new project

Our “Gateways” project was launched during the Society’s 40th birthday celebrations on 20th May.

We are pleased to announce that with the assistance of an Adelaide Hills Council grant we have introduced this new website with an increased focus on interacting with our community and providing “gateways” which encourage and invite your contributions to our archives.

We have also purchased new digital audio recording equipment to re-invigorate our oral history collection. Any members or potential members who would like to train as interviewers for this important project are invited to contact the Society.

“Stories & Songs of Christmas”; Friday 30th November

Well, It’s our final event for 2018 time to join us for another delightful evening with Janet Leitch as she shares with us all,  the “The Stories and Songs of Christmas”.  

Janet entertained us at last year’s final event and because everyone had such a marvellous time, she has agreed to return to entertain us again with another evening of fun, friendship and delightful music. Put the date in your diary now as this is a night you shouldn’t miss!
When:         Friday 30th November 
Where:        Coventry Library , Stirling
Time:           7.00 for 7.30pm
I attach the flyer for your information and we look forward to seeing you at this wonderful event.
Kind regards
Lyn Fullgrabe
xmas 2018

Eastern Regional History Seminar, 9th – 11th November 2018

Mt Lofty Districts Historical Society Inc.

Eastern Regional History Seminar – November 9th,10th and 11th November 2018.

Coventry Library, Stirling: Cotton Memorial Hall, Mylor: Scott Creek War Memorial Hall, Scott Creek, SA

Hosted by Mt Lofty Districts Historical Society in collaboration with Mylor and Scott Creek, Bradbury and Longwood History Groups


Interested Members of Historical Societies are invited to attend some or all of the activities scheduled during this 3 day event.  The details are attached as links at the bottom of this invitation.  Please RSVP using the Registration Form.


“I am pleased to advise that the Mt Lofty Districts Historical Society Inc. will host the biennial Eastern Regional History Seminar on the 9th, 10th and 11th of November 2018. This biennial gathering will be held in three venues in Stirling, Mylor and Scott Creek with the MLDHS as the lead organization in collaboration with the Mylor and the Scott Creek, Bradbury and Longwood History Groups.

The program has been designed around three themes:- review of the World War One Centenary years and reflection on the aftermath;  the features of small regional towns and communities; and sharing of ideas and strategies to assist program development and future growth of local history groups.

The format of the program is highlighted below. Invitations to each event have been attached. We hope that you will be able to attend all of these events as each will provide greater insight into the great events which have shaped the development of Australia, the responses of local communities and the importance of the work which local history groups and societies undertake on a voluntary basis on a regular basis.

We look forward to your wholehearted participation in this important event. Please contact me if you have any questions. We have also printed a hard copy flyer which will posted shortly to delegates for broader distribution”.

Yours sincerely,

Ann Herraman

Dr Ann Herraman

President, MLDHS

M:  0419 816 490   

Invitation: Remembrance Day Address 9th November 2018 

Invitation & Program: All Day Seminar 10th November 2018

Invitation: Strategies for the Future Workshop 11th November 2018

Registration Form Eastern Regional History Seminar

An update on Koalas and Bears and the rest of 2018

My how time flies!!

It’s time for our next MLDHS event “Talking about Koalas” which is being held on Friday 14 September at 6.30pm for 7.00pm at the Stirling Library.  This promises to be another very informative evening for young and old so you have any young ones in your family please bring them along or invite any parents you know  with young children to bring them along also. This is all part of our marvellous research project about The History of Bears.

Yes we do know that Koalas are NOT Bears – but they do feature in our special History Centre display which includes stories and images about:- Bears in the Wild; The History of the Teddy Bears; the place of Teddy Bears in family life; Teddy Bears as travelling companions; Bears in literature and music; the social role of Snuggle Bears, Welcome Bears and Trauma Bears. So far the display includes 59 Teddy Bears of all ages shapes and sizes and levels of wear and tear. My family Teddy Bear is there – watch out for the one with one eye, one ear and blue socks to cover his battered paws!   Don’t miss it, it is informative and fun! See you there!

PS… and we even discovered South Australia’s very own Bear – “Marty Bear” is in pride of place.

        If you have one then bring him along.

Attached is flyer for this event for your information along with an updated calendar of events for the remainder of 2018.